Business Strategy Associate, Restaurant Strategy

  • Location
    • London
  • Date Posted
  • Jul. 6, 2021
  • Function
  • Business Development
  • Sector
  • Retail

The role of the Restaurant Strategy team is to set the global vision for the restaurant side of the Deliveroo marketplace and position Deliveroo as the strategic partner of choice for our restaurant partners. This role will play a supporting role across the various initiatives we are working on, helping identify problems and solutions and drive global execution of initiatives. This role calls for a combination of deep analytics, critical thinking and structured communication. You should be comfortable in an evolving and fast paced environment, love solving problems, and being able to quickly adapt to new areas.

What you’ll be doing

In this role you’ll be helping to solve some of the most challenging and exciting strategic questions we have to answer to become the definitive food business.  Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting our global initiatives within the team as we iterate on our long term vision and strategy globally, from idea generation to implementation and execution
  • Working closely with the Head of Restaurant Strategy and broader Restaurant team to build & track KPIs, managing the development of monthly business updates
  • Support data analysis of strategic initiatives and special projects: Deep dive into strategic business challenges or opportunities and deliver recommendations using data, commercial, consumer, and restaurant insight
  • Leading smaller projects, coordinating across functions and with the country teams to make sure we deliver
  • Analysing key restaurant insights, competitor developments, technological changes and trends, playing a crucial part in supporting the development of Deliveroo’s Restaurant solutions.

Requirements

  • 1-2 years’ experience working closely with leadership experience in a fast-moving environment or in management consulting
  • Exceptional problem-solving, from structuring issues to designing workstreams
  • Strong numerical/analytical skills
  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial, pragmatic, commercial, mindset, comfortable with ambiguity
  • Clear communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, drive and passion to get things done, even with limited resources
  • Helpful: relevant domain expertise, for example in restaurants and hospitality, B2B sales, growth startups, online marketplaces, hyperlocal businesses.
  • A deeply curious and avid growth mindset, constantly looking for ways to improve and creatively solve problems - both the big strategic things, as well as the smaller quick wins

Why Deliveroo?

When you first think about Deliveroo, you probably think of getting great food to your house in less than half an hour. Awesome right? But behind the scenes is the real story. This story is one of high growth, huge challenges and an enormous opportunity ahead of us. It began with our founder Will, arriving in London in 2004 and finding it almost impossible to order great food, despite the wealth of incredible restaurants in the city. In 2013 Deliveroo was launched. Fast forward to 2020 and we operate in 12 markets with over 60,000 riders who deliver orders from 60,000 restaurants in over 500 cities worldwide.

We want to be the definitive food company - the app you go to any time you have a hunger pang. We are transforming the way people think about food. We are providing people with limitless access to different cuisines and restaurants, turning cooking from a chore to a choice, and giving people the freedom to eat what they want, when they want, where they want it.

We work with riders, restaurants and consumers. We operate one of the most complex three sided marketplaces in the world and we do this in real time. Millions of customers and thousands of restaurants and riders rely on us to match them within milliseconds. The algorithms behind that marketplace are the secret sauce that allows us to deliver our orders in around 30 minutes.

And we’re just getting started.

The scale of the opportunity ahead of us is immense. The global food market is valued at £7.7 trillion but only 1% of it is currently online. Contrast that with the digital disruption of countless other industries - from banking and travel to retail and communications - it’s clear that our journey in the food sector has only just begun.

We are already a multi-billion pound company that has grown rapidly. Deliveroo came top in the FT’s’ list of Europe’s fastest growing 1000 companies in 2018, and we were the first company ever to win Deloitte’s ‘UK Top 50’ two years in a row. Yet most of the extraordinary value this company will generate lies ahead of us.

We want to be the definitive food company - the app you go to any time you have a hunger pang. We are transforming the way people think about food. We’re a technology driven company at the forefront of the most rapidly expanding industry in the world, so come and join us for the ride.

Benefits and Diversity

At Deliveroo we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away and relocation.

We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be. That means we have no judgement when it comes to any one of the things that make you who you are - your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coriander. All you need is a passion for (most) food and a desire to be part of one of the fastest growing startups in an incredibly exciting space.